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Origin: French
Meaning: Native of Brittany

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Bret

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Bret in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Bret:

  • Records indicate that 28,254 boys in the United States have been named Bret since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 1,839 people in the U.S. were given the name Bret. Those people are now 61 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Bret

    86% Approval Rating
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      6 Positive Comments

  • "My son called Bret, but unfortunately I shall not know the name meanings Can you help a little" Jun. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is like my best friends name and he totally fits it!" Dec. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brett and I am also a girl like a recent poster! Whenever I introduce myself while I'm out, I often have to repeat my name multiple times because people just can't seem to believe their ears and they always ask if that is really my name (umm why would i lie?) and if it is short for anything. I also tend to get stuff addressed to me as "Mr." Brett. It's weird, I actually like my name but I absolutely hate the unoriginal comments, which go along with having the name Brett, that I receive from people when meeting them for the first time!" Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "They often add the extra "t" at the end, although it's not so. Extremely annoying [for him, I guess]" May. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friends name and ittotally discribes him. hes funny smart and also has a great personality" Apr. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate it because people always assume that I'm a boy, but I'm a girl." Jun. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I know someone called bret and its a boy and he is well cute." Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Brett--and I'm a girl--no one ever believes what they are hearing and usually call me Brit." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everybody thinks there should be an extra 'T'. Not sure why. I've also had a hard time explaining it to people who's first language is not English. They think it's Brad, Bread, Brit, Fred... anything but Bret. I never thought it was too difficult, a four letter name with 1 verb and no silent letters or special 'rules'." Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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